State attorney general works to prevent housing discrimination

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced June 14 they have launched a bilingual campaign to raise housing rights awareness and discourage housing discrimination by providing anti-discrimination posters to more than 500 public and private entities statewide. According to Division Director Craig T. Sashihara, the division has […]

Learn the signs of stroke

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 800,000 people suffer from stroke each year. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death, and is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite these alarming numbers, the vast majority of Americans are unable to identify the signs of a stroke. RWJBarnabas Health urges people to learn the […]

JCHC to sponsor symphony concert for area seniors

WHIPPANY, NJ — Older adults from throughout the area are invited to attend a special performance of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The private concert is being sponsored by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey and its supporters for the residents of the four senior […]

Essex County clerk holds outreach events

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin will hold several outreach events throughout the summer. They will be held as follows: Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at West Orange Park & Ride, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange; Wednesday, July 5, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Nutley Parks […]

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series takes center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Don’t miss the 2017 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free concert features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and nine cultural festivals. “The Essex County free SummerMusic Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic parks […]

Recycle your old tires with Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invites Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “We are always looking for new and innovative […]

Summit church votes to become sanctuary congregation

SUMMIT, NJ — Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, which has many Essex County members, has voted to become a sanctuary congregation, with an aim of serving immigrants and discouraging the use of harsh deportation measures and unjust enforcement. The congregation approved a resolution on the issue on June 4 at its annual meeting attended […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

Beloved Turtle Back Zoo giraffe dies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One of the beloved giraffes at Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure died from complications during a medical procedure on Wednesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. Hodari, the 18-foot tall Masai giraffe, was the marquee attraction of the Giraffe House, which also features three other giraffes. “We are deeply saddened by the […]